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pigskin

[pig-skin] /ˈpɪgˌskɪn/
noun
1.
the skin of a pig.
2.
leather made from it.
3.
Informal. a saddle.
4.
Informal. a football.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; pig1 + skin
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Examples from the web for pigskin
  • Fail to kick a ball away to the rhythm of the music and the furry critters get a pigskin to the face.
  • Try it with a scissored shard of the candied pigskin.
  • Xenografts of pigskin are sometimes used if allografts are not available.
  • The nig halfback straightened up took two quick steps forward and sent the pigskin flying down the field.
British Dictionary definitions for pigskin

pigskin

/ˈpɪɡˌskɪn/
noun
1.
the skin of the domestic pig
2.
leather made of this skin
3.
(US & Canadian, informal) a football
adjective
4.
made of pigskin
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Word Origin and History for pigskin
n.

"saddle leather," 1855, from pig (n.) + skin (n.). As slang for "football" from 1894.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pigskin

pigskin

modifier

: the pigskin parade/ a pigskin superstar

noun

A football (1894+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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